Posts Tagged ‘Trucking Industry Trends’

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Truckers’ experiences at ports unpredictable

November 12, 2014

Venson Gunter and Clarence Epps start their workdays with the crunch of heavy metal.

It’s not a blast from stereo speakers, but thunderous clanks from the hitches on their trucks as they back into cargo containers waiting to be whisked away.

Gunter and Epps make their livings hauling boxes filled with tons of goods of all kinds to and from the port of Hampton Roads.

While the tractors are their own, they drive under contracts with Century Express, a trucking company operating out of the old Ford plant in Norfolk.

Read the rest of the story published in PilotOnline.com

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – Ports Initiative Workgroup

September 4, 2014

Gerald Coyle Photo 2Recently, Gerry Coyle, Vice President Environmental & Sustainable Operations, attended the first meeting of a newly organized Federal Advisory Committee. This committee, The Ports Initiative Workgroup is a subcommittee of the Mobil Sources Technical Review Committee. The goal of this workgroup is; A.)  advise the U.S. EPA on how to effectively measure air quality and greenhouse gas performance of ports and/or terminals within the port and B.) design elements for an EPA lead voluntary program to improve environmental performance as goods move through ports.

Members of the committee include representatives from Shippers, Railroads, Ports, Steamship Lines, State Government, Federal Government and Non-Governmental Organizations and of course, a drayage carrier.

The focus of this initial meeting was, reducing emissions at the ports, available funding, voluntary programs, emissions inventories, incentives, metrics and technology.

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April 2014 is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

March 23, 2014

It’s a Fact.  3,328people  were killed in distracted driving crashes in 2012. Distracted driving is becoming a dangerous epidemic on America’s roadways.Research shows that high visibility enforcement works because, with many distracted drivers, the fear of a citation and significant fine outweighs their fear of being injured or killed in a crash.

Dates to Remember: Get Involved – Spread The Word
April 10-15: 1st national distracted driving enforcement efforts (DOT will be on the lookout for distracted drivers more than ever on these dates) Tell your drivers about these dates!!

 

 

Crystal Miller
Driver Log Compliance Specialist
Safety Department – Evans Delivery Company

100-110 West Columbia St | Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972
((570) 385.9048 ext. 3034 7( 888) 284.3206
 crystal-miller@evansdelivery.com

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Kim Lorimer Weighs in on Infrastructure Funding

March 5, 2014

Kimberly Lorimer Read Kim’s input in a recent Pottsville Republican article  BUSINESS REVIEW: Most Schuylkill Chamber members back need to increase funds for infrastructure

 

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Evans listed in Commercial Carrier Journal Top 250

November 11, 2013

The Evans Network of Companies is once again listed in the CCJ Top 250 Carriers (Commercial Carrier Journal).  This year Evans ranks #70 up three places from last year.  Below is a link to the list and an article with more information.

http://www.ccjdigital.com/ccj-top-250-annual-ranking-of-fleets-shows-5-7-revenue-growth-in-201/?utm_source=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_content=08-16-2013&utm_campaign=CCJ&ust_id=8b296108d8&

http://www.ccjdigital.com/top250-category/all/

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CSA Awareness Phone Training

November 11, 2013
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Scott Rarick

As you may have seen the previous emails from Troy and Brent, I too am communicating the new time changes for the CSA Awareness Phone Training.  The change in times were made after feedback that we have received from Agents.

In response to this feedback, we will be implementing these new times to make it easier for the operators to call.  The biggest issue that we heard from the Agents was the 11AM time slot wasn’t good for them to call into.  That’s why we’ve decided to add 4PM EST (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) and also 6PM EST (Tuesday and Thursday).  Also we will be a Saturday morning call as well – that will be 10/26 & 11/30 (both at 11AM EST).

These new times will go into effect starting this Monday, October 21st.  Please help us by communicating to your respective operators the importance of this training and the new times.

1)Please have your contractors watch the CSA 2013 Power Point on Pit Stop

2) Dial into our 2x daily conference call

PHONE: 559-546-1200

PIN: 766-398-089

MONDAY _ WEDNESDAY _ FRIDAY – 11AM & 4PM EASTERN ONLY

TUESDAY _ THURSDAY -> 11AM & 6PM EASTERN ONLY

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26TH AND NOVEMBER 30TH – 11AM EASTERN ONLY

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Chris Glitz Featured as Thought Leader in Inbound Logistics

November 11, 2013

Read Chris’ Thought Leader Article interview on the subject of using in-truck technology to cut costs.  He was featured in Inbound Logistics, an online and printed industry magazine.

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TRANSPORTATION REGULATORY UPDATE INFORMATION

July 15, 2013

Deb Raymond is passing this information along – be sure to mark your calendars!

For more information just click here!

Transportation_Regulatory_Update_Sheet_6-27-2013

*      January 30, 2014 – Medical Certification Requirements

*      May 21, 2014   –  National Registry of Certified Examiners

*      June 2014    –  National Clearinghouse for reporting positive test results

*      June 2014    – National Driver Record Notification System

*      June 2017   – Electronic Submission of Medical Certificates

AND DON”T FORGET –

CVSA Event Calendar 2013

Brake Safety Week:

September 8 – 14

Operation Safe Driver:

October 20 – 26

 

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Welcome Scott Rarick – Director of Safety

July 5, 2013

Scott RarickScott has held previous Health & Safety Management positions over the last 15 years in the manufacturing sector of business.  Scott has diligently worked to reduce overall workplace injuries/incidents and to mitigate hazards through various focused programs.

He looks at bringing his safety knowledge and experience into the area of transportation.  His primary focus will be improving the overall CSA process within the company to ensure compliance.

Currently, Scott is pursuing his Bachelors of Science Degree from Pennsylvania State University – enrolled in the Business Management & Marketing curriculum.

Scott also serves as the Assistant Fire Chief of the Orwigsburg Fire Department, where he has been an active member for 22 years.  He is also a Local Level Fire Instructor through Bucks County Community College.  He also serves as the Safety Director and Coach for the Cressona Area Baseball Association.

Scott resides in Orwigsburg, PA with his wife – Melanie of 10 years.

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Safety News

May 17, 2013

Hi Everyone,
At the Evans corporate office we are very excited that spring is finally here! The winter coats have been put up for good and the shorts have been dusted off. The improving weather can mean only one thing. More people on the roads and more family trips. More cars, more vacations, more problems. Please drive defensively out there and remember the E.V.A.N.S. Keys (Eliminate Distractions, Vehicle Fitness, Always Buckle Up, Never Speed, Secure Your Freight).
Cheers,
Brent in Safety

Clean Roadside Inspections play a direct roll in both your personal CSA score & Evans’ CSA score too. For every clean level one, two, or three roadside inspection, a contractor’s and company’s Department of Transportation ranking will be be improved in any category that is inspected.

Besides the Benefits of lowering your CSA, we wanted to give our contractors an extra $10 Pilot/Flying J gift Card! Every clean roadside this month.